We transport infants from within our region as well as from outside our region for specialized services at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. We transfer critically ill newborns via specially staffed vehicles that have state-of-the art equipment.
In addition to standard neonatal critical care therapies, we provide:
- Therapeutic hypothermia
- High-frequency ventilation
- Inhaled nitric oxide
- Cardioversion, defibrillation and external cardiac pacing
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital serves as the regional neonatal center for Southern Connecticut, taking referrals from the area and neighboring states. The NICU has a capacity of 55 patients, making it the largest clinical unit in the Children's Hospital, and the largest NICU in the state. It offers many advanced treatments including ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), a machine that acts as an artificial heart and lungs for a patient.